in The Frame #5 - DONK - The Butterflyin The Frame June 2014

“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” 
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

It seemed wholly appropriate that the fifth artist to grace our 'in The Frame' project, our friend DONK, should install a piece of the longest day of the year. His latest artwork very much speaks of the passage of time, and the essence of the captured moment. One gets a sense of the leeching of all that is glorious, as the fleeting brilliance of nature drips away. This artwork engages the viewer with a tangible picture of fading glory; the pigment stained pavement beneath trampled by the passing of people.

The artwork is a fusion of the natural world, and man's urbanisation of that place. The butterfly image was captured by DONK on a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition, East Lawn, Natural History Museum, London (3 April - 14 September 2014).

'Butterfly' will be on show, 'in The Frame' for the same period that the average butterfly beats its wings.


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